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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my extensive Plant descriptions and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"July vignettes"

A few corners in my bleak garden spark joy!

This time of year, as we approach mid-July, really does feel like the depths of winter, and as usual, my garden is not a pretty picture at all. And yes, I moan about it every year! So many straggly summer- and autumn-blooming plants lolling everywhere, awaiting their annual pruning next month. Unsightly gaps where herbaceous plants have disappeared into dormancy. Weeds everywhere, due to a few weeks of being away in recent times and lots of rain during that time! I never like my garden at this t  ... Read On »

July in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

The coldest month brings new gardening tasks to do! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Vegies: This is an ideal time to plant asparagus and rhubarb crowns. Seed potatoes can also be put in now. Winter-growing vegetables such as peas, snow peas, spinach, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower should be kept moving along with regular applications of soluble fertiliser.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 318 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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Discussion Forums Recent Item

"Plant/Seed Swap" forum topic: "Petrea volubilis & Luciles "

Nat asks:
 Does anyone know where I can find plants, cuttings or seeds of these two for my uncle in Melbourne? We are going to visit him this weekend from Sydney upper Northshore and its all he really would love. If not in Sydney is there anywhere I can order it online to get it sent directly to him? Thanking you all in advance.

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